Robert McLaughlin: THE HISTORY OF THE WHITECHAPEL VICTIMS’ PHOTOGRAPHS
The victim photographs are the only surviving physical evidence of the Whitechapel murders case. This lecture is a fascinating journey of why the photos were taken, and the man behind the camera entrusted with the gruesome task; how they were lost from the official files and later rediscovered; why they were published in France seven decades before being published in England; and the possibility of more photographs of the victims, even in life.
Robert McLaughlin is the author of The First Jack the Ripper Victim Photographs, one of the most sought-after books in Ripperology. He is a regular contributor to the Rippercast podcast, and a speaker on historical true crime and The Whitechapel murders. Robert is self-employed, active in theatre, and currently resides in Alberta, Canada. A fully revised edition of his book will be published in 2020 by Mango Books.